SBCglobal Email Settings – Getting It Right!


There are several SBCglobal email settings for various devices. Well, before I go on, let me quickly give a little background information about SBC global. SBCglobal, which was formerly known to be South Western Bell Corporation, has been one of the largest companies which provide telephone services in the United State. SBC global provides cellular, internet services and home telephone to millions of Americans. Few years after SBCglobal started operation, they merged with Yahoo and AT&T. This gave users the opportunity of accessing all the email services that are provided by Yahoo, from this email account. Nevertheless, you have the opportunity of having remote access to Yahoo website or SBC email services. Your SBCglobal account can also be accessed right on your computer. I think that’s enough about the background information about SBCglobal mail. Let us now move to SBCglobal email settings instructions for those who make use of Outlook email program.

SBCglobal email settings  – Outlook email program

The first thing you will have to do is for you to open or start your Outlook email program, then select ‘Tools‘ on the menu bar of the Outlook program and proceed to selecting the ‘Account Settings‘ option. After this, you will have to select ‘Email‘ on the bar then click on ‘New‘ from the toolbar that is at the top. This brings about an email wizard which will take you through the setting up process.

While setting up the account, it will be required of you to create a display name for the account you are about to create in order for you to identify the account created on your computer. At this point, you will be prompted to put in your password, username and email address which will be in this format; yourusername@sbcglobal.net. Then, select ‘POP3′ as the type of the account you want to create. For the incoming mail messaging server, enter ‘pop.att.yahoo.com‘ and for the outgoing mail messaging server write in ‘smtp.att.yahoo.com‘. At this point, you can click on ‘finish’ button which will close the wizard as the account has been created. Then select the ‘Email’ tab and from this, you will have to click on the email account that you have just created. Then, check the top tool bar to click ‘Change‘. Then, roll your mouse over the tab ‘Outgoing Server‘ to click it.

SBCglobal Email Settings

SBCglobal Email Settings using Outlook

After all these, you need to select the ‘My outgoing server requires authentication‘ option. From the options, select the ‘Log on using‘. Then enter your password and username. Now, it remains the port numbers for both the incoming and outgoing mail servers. On this page, select the advanced tab, then key in ‘995‘ which is the incoming mail server port number and ‘465‘ which is the outgoing mail server port number. At this point, you can click on the ‘OK’ button; this saves your sbcglobal email settings. Then, exit the settings by clicking the ‘Finish‘ button. That’s all you need to do in order to set up sbcglobal email on your computer.

Furthermore, for those who make use of mobile devices such as Apple iPhone, the sbcglobal email settings are as follows.

The Apple iphone is a very interesting device, it interacts easily with all what a user need digitally. It connects automatically with most email services such as Google, AOL and Yahoo. It will input all email settings automatically and in case it was not able to do it one time or the other, you can always do it yourself. But you need to have your outgoing SMTP mail and incoming mail POP servers. As for setting up Yahoo mail settings on your iPhone, click on ‘Contacts, Calendars and Mail‘ in your iPhone settings and click on ‘Add Account‘ and after this click on ‘Yahoo‘ from options that will be shown. The next step is for you to enter your name, password, the description of your account and your full email address. Then, you can click on the necessary options that will make using your iPhone interesting.

As for setting it up manually, it’s all the same, just do the same as you have done previously, what you need is just to put in your incoming mail POP server name which is pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com and that of the outgoing mail SMTP server name which is smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.com. Then, click ‘Save‘. That’s all about sbcglobal email settings.